When you’re a struggling company, you start thinking of almost anything to survive. Nintendo, once the leader in gaming worldwide, is expanding its sights to become the profitable beast it once was. That’s why the company finally decided in 2015 developing mobile games is in its future. But it’s not appearing that Nintendo will stop at mobile games. Now we’re seeing there’s an interest to develop accessories for mobile devices.
Hit the break to see Nintendo’s plans.
If you frequently play games on your PC or Android devices, you might be interested in a discount to OnePlay’s subscription service. It offers unlimited access to over 2,000 games for both platforms with new games added on a weekly basis, offering a ton of content for a relatively low price. Read more
NVIDIA dropped a bomb at E3 2016 about the SHIELD Android TV set-top box, and we’re hoping it keeps up the trend of console-quality games coming to the device. Soon you’ll be able to play Gearbox’s massive Borderlands 2, right on your NVIDIA SHIELD, just like you can with a handful of other titles that have already been released on the platform. Read more
While Xbox fans wait to see if Microsoft will announce the rumored Xbox One S at E3 2016 later today, the software giant has rebranded the Xbox One SmartGlass app to just “Xbox” for both Android and iOS platforms. The revamped app comes with a new design and added features, join us after the break for the changelog. Read more
At Google I/O 2016 this week we expect to hear a lot about virtual reality and how Google plans to continue their move into the space. One of the unique aspects that Google has been trying to highlight is a combination of virtual reality with augmented reality. So it is appropriate that the Pokémon GO development team announced this week that they seek beta testers in the U.S. to test a gaming title that will be heavy on the augmented reality portion of the spectrum. Read more
At GDC 2016, Oculus and Mojang announced that a special version of Minecraft was being developed for Samsung’s Gear VR. It would give one of the world’s most popular titles in history an immersive experience simply by adding a virtual reality headset. Mojang went live with the title for Samsung’s virtual reality headset earlier today, meaning owners of the Gear VR can start playing Minecraft.
Hit the break for details.
NVIDIA’s SHIELD set-top box has been out a while now, but it’s still the king of the castle where Android TV is concerned. It’s most recent firmware update saw the SHIELD gain mouse support via the controller’s right stick. Usually, the SHIELD bundle comes with one gaming controller, but for a limited time only, NVIDIA is throwing in a second controller free of charge. Read more
At Google I/O 2016, the first edition of a new annual awards ceremony will be held. The 2016 Google Play Awards honors the developer community by giving out awards to apps and games nominated in ten categories.
Hit the break for the categories and the nominees in each.
Google’s long-term focus is on exploring the power of augmented reality rather than virtual reality, according to a report from The Information. Read more
It’s early days yet, but it seems that Samsung has scored a home-run with its new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) smartphones. The enthusiastic take up on the handsets has been helped by the Korean electronics giant sweetening the deal with either a free Gear VR, Gear S2, or even $100 cashback, to say nothing of the various carrier deals floating around. Samsung usually throws in a bunch of apps with its flagship models, and it has done so again with the Galaxy Game Pack that is only available for the S7 and S7 Edge handsets. Read more